Sunday, 20 May, 2018

WOW Air Is Launching $199 Flights From the USA to India

WOW air to enter India offers Rs 13,499 fare for 15 North American cities WOW air to introduce direct flights between Iceland and India in December
Nellie Chapman | 16 May, 2018, 09:55

Wow Air made the announcement about the fare on May 15, as it launched flights from the Indian capital to multiple destinations that are a part of its worldwide route in North America and Europe.

The airline says fares will start from as little as £149 one way including taxes, or from £499 one-way including taxes for premium. Addressing the doubts that whether the low prices are here to stay, Chief Executive Officer Skuli Mogensen assured that these fares aren't just an introductory offer. The other two fare options are "Wow plus" and "Wow comfy".

Passengers travelling to the United States will have a stop over at Reykjavik - acting as a hub for the airline - and then take a Wow flight to the US.

The cheap flights are available beginning in December, from Newark (EWR), Boston (BOS), Baltimore (BWI), Chicago O'Hare (ORD), Pittsburgh (PIT), Detroit (DTW), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), and St. Louis (STL).

Mogensen is famous for saying that a day will come when airlines will pay their passengers to fly.

"If you look at flights from India to North America, they fly directly above Iceland which means our hub at Reykjavik has a superior connecting time than Dubai or Amsterdam".

However, the airline CEO Mogensen said the fare could go up depending upon factors, "though the high cannot be three to five times".

From December 6th, those looking to travel to Delhi will be able to take off from London Gatwick, fly in the opposite direction, and enjoy a short stop-over in Iceland. According to the airline, it is offering fare at this price to Keflavik airport and from there to other destinations in North America and Europe.

Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air, said in the statement, "I am thrilled to broaden WOW air's offerings and bring low fare worldwide flight service to India".

Mr Mogensen said he was optimistic about the success of the airline in India. In recent years the cross Atlantic stop-over flights have been the major driver of growth for WOW air. "Fares can absorb the rising crude oil prices unless it breaches the United States dollars 100 mark", he told PTI.